Tirupati is a spiritual place that attracts many visitors from all over the country. Chennai is the closest metro city to Tirupati and is a hub for travellers looking to make this pilgrimage. This is because Chennai is only 134 km away from Tirupati.
Of all available transportation modes on this route, trains are the most convenient option. Chennai to Tirupati trains are affordable and can quickly transport you to Tirupati in 3 to 5 hours.
Trains to Tirupati run on all days of the week. If you have decided to take the trip, book your train ticket in advance on the redRail app for a comfortable journey.
Chennai to Tirupati Train Source and Destination Details
Chennai to Tirupati trains start at MGR Central Railway Station, Chennai. From here, there are trains to two stations that are close to Tirupati. One is Renigunta Railway Station, which is only 10 km away from Tirupati. Renigunta is connected to Tirupati by auto, taxi, and bus. The other is Tirupati Station itself, which is situated close to bus and auto stands.
There are a few trains to Tirupati that start from these other stations in Chennai:
- Egmore Railway Station
- Chengalpattu Junction
- Tambaram Railway Station
Many travellers assume all Chennai to Tirupati trains start at Central Railway Station, so make sure you check the train source station before booking!
List of Chennai to Tirupati Train
There are a total of eight Chennai to Tirupati trains that run daily. Other trains run on Sundays as well.
Please bear in mind that most trains only pass through the Tirupati and Renigunta stations for a short halt. So, you need to be prepared to get down before the stop to ensure safe deboarding.
The list of trains to Tirupati from Chennai are:
|Train Name||Source||Destination||Total Journey Time||Starting Time||Day Train Runs on||A/C coaches available|
|MAS SMET EXP(06224)||Chennai Central||Renigunta Jn||2 hours 20 minutes||3:50 PM||MondayWednesday||Yes|
|MAS LTT EXPRESS (12164)||Chennai Central||Renigunta Jn||2 hours 30 minutes||6:20 PM||All days||Yes|
|SAPTHAGIRI EXP (16057)||Chennai Central||Renigunta Jn||3 hours 25 minutes||6:25 AM||All days||No|
|MAS TPTY EXP (16203)||Chennai Central||Tirupati station||3 hours 55 minutes||4:35 PM||All days||Yes|
|MAS CSMT EXP (22160)||Chennai Central||Renigunta Jn||2 hours 40 minutes||1:25 PM||All days||Yes|
|CGL KCG EXPRESS (17651)||Tambaram||Renigunta Jn||3 hours 45 minutes||4:05 PM||All days||Yes|
|MAS CSMT EXP (22158)||Chennai Egmore station||Renigunta Jn||2 hours 55 minutes||6:20 AM||All days||Yes|
Types of Trains from Chennai to Tirupati
Sleeper, Seater, and AC coaches are available on all trains from Chennai to Tirupati. For a comfortable journey, you can book AC or sleeper coaches. For an additional amount, you can choose to book a meal for your journey as well.
If you want a more affordable option, seater coaches and chair cars are the best options.
You can also use the redRail app for amazing discounts and maximum savings!
Travel Time and Train Fares for Chennai to Tirupati Trains
Before booking your ticket for your trip to Tirupati, keep in mind that:
- The duration of the Chennai to Tirupati train ranges from 2 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours.
- The ticket price for Chennai to Tirupati trains ranges from Rs. 80 to Rs. 1500, depending on the train and the coach type.
- Tatkal and premium Tatkal train ticket booking costs extra.
How to Book Chennai to Tirupati Train Tickets?
The major problem with train ticket booking is dealing with slow websites and time-out issues.
Say goodbye to these concerns and book your tickets without worry!
redRail is a seamless online train ticket booking system from redBus, and they are an authorized partner of IRCTC. On this app, you can book train tickets in just a few simple steps:
- Enter the source and destination cities and the date of the journey.
- Select the train that is most convenient for you.
- Enter the passenger details and make the payment.
And that’s it! With the redRail app, booking train tickets is as easy as 1,2,3!
If you are looking to make a spiritual visit to Tirupati from Chennai, travelling by train is the best option! Check out our travel blog to have all the information you need to know before you make your booking.
You can also visit the redRail website to find out all the features and benefits of booking through redRail!
Book your Chennai to Tirupati train tickets on the redRail app today and enjoy a stress-free, comfortable journey.